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Falmouth in Stafford County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Hobby School

 
 
Hobby School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin W., November 19, 2011
1. Hobby School Marker
Inscription.  In 1930, this 1880s log cabin was moved to its present location from the corner of Butler Road and Carter Street. The Falmouth historic community saved it with the help of noted architect Edward Donn, for they believed it was similar to the type of house where Master Hobby conducted school for young plantation boys such as George Washington.
 
Erected by Stafford County Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. A significant historical year for this entry is 1930.
 
Location. 38° 19.362′ N, 77° 28.021′ W. Marker is in Falmouth, Virginia, in Stafford County. Marker is on Carter Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fredericksburg VA 22405, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Forlorn Hope (a few steps from this marker); A Sad Duty to Perform (a few steps from this marker); James Hunter (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); On this site in 1862... (about 400 feet away); Conway House (about 600 feet away); Moncure Daniel Conway
Hobby School and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin W., November 19, 2011
2. Hobby School and Marker
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(about 600 feet away); Anthony Burns (about 600 feet away); Moncure Conway House (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Falmouth.
 
Hobby School, before this marker was erected. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin W., October 9, 2009
3. Hobby School, before this marker was erected.
Sign on this small structure adjacent to Union Cemetery reads, "Although built later, this is believed to be the type of building used for school during George Washington’s childhood."
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 19, 2011, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 560 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 19, 2011, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.   3. submitted on October 9, 2009, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.

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Jul. 2, 2022